PNY calls Ghostbusters to boost 2GB Flash drive sales
Updated In a bid to sell more cheap USB Flash drives, Memory maker PNY is to flog a special edition 2GB stick with a copy of Ghostbusters on it.
Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!
The movie will be 25 years old next year, leaving PNY's release mis-timed to the tune of nine months if you work on from the film's 7 June 1984 US premiere, or 15 months if you consider its UK release, which took place on 7 December 1984.
PNY didn't say how much the Ghostbusters Flash drive will cost. It'll go on sale through Argos - the retailer's website has it down as £29.99. Since you can get even a big-name 2GB stick for under a tenner, we hope that's a mistake.
It's certainly a hefty premium to pay for a movie we've seen sold by supermarkets for less than a fiver, good though the flick is.
We've since learned that the movie is DRM'd, and needs the USB key connected for the film to be played, even if it's copied off the stick. Crazy.
Think we all know Argos love a price drop.... bet anyone they drop the price drastic style!!!1
RE: Wonder when they'll get it...
I hope you didn't record that from television, cause that might be illegal!
And if you bought it, it probably has that old school DRM known as MacroVision.
Wonder when they'll get it...
DRM on a 25 year old movie? Yeah... OK.
Last I recall, I had that movie on an non-DRM media known as a VHS cassette.
Christ on a bike!
I think that they would need a digitised Bill Murray living inside the drive to justify that price. He would also have to do tricks and gags on my command.
Holy crap! Ghostbusters is 25 years old! That's made me realise what an old git I'm becoming.
I'd usually go down the pub at this point to drown my sorrows but I think I'd better get down to Boots instead to pick up some Sanatogens and Worthers Originals.